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FTP/FTPS File Transfer Protocol

In January 2021, the ftp protocol was disabled since it exposes the password in clear text and didn’t meet Stanford Security standards. FTPS (secure) protocol is still available to be used to transfer files to/from your website. Desktop Clients Stanford’s ESS Supported software Vandyke SecureFTP (Windows) and Fetch (Mac)  are ftps compatible Common applications like […]

How much does Stanford Domains cost?

Shared web hosting and subdomains are offered for free to all students, faculty, and staff at Stanford University. This free subdomain looks like [freesubdomain].su.domains. Alternatively, a custom domain (e.g., [customdomain].com)  can be acquired from and mapped to a Stanford Domains hosting account for $15/year. Learn more.  You can also purchase and map your custom domain from […]


What do I do after I have created an account on Stanford Domains?

Log in to manage your Stanford Domains account here. If you have not already installed a web application, we suggest installing WordPress. (Here’s how to install a web application). You can also take a look at pre-built WordPress templates for coursework.  Here are a few templates for you to build your coursework website: https://demo.su.domains/optimizer-v1 ( coursework […]


What is ‘LinkedIn Learning’ (previously Lynda.com)?

linkedin.com/learning/ is a video repository like YouTube. However, LinkedIn Learning.com contains instructional videos intended to teach viewers about specific topics and can be used to learn how to work with web applications such as WordPress. LinkedIn Learning is normally a paid service. Fortunately, Stanford students, faculty, and staff members have FREE access to this tool at uit.stanford.edu/service/linkedinlearning . In other […]


What is cPanel?

cPanel is a control panels for a web hosting account. It lets you  manage all services in a single place. The cPanel allows you to publish websites, manage domains, organize static web files. You login to your cPanel by going to https://domains.stanford.edu/dashboard URL.


Getting started as a new user to Stanford Domains

From the main site menu at domains.stanford.edu, click Get Started and log in with your SUNet ID. Or, submit the Stanford Domains Interest Form and we can help you set up your new website. Go to Dashboard to choose a free subdomain name, e.g., [subdomain].su.domains. After you’ve secured a subdomain name, you can install open source web applications to begin building […]

What is Stanford Domains?

Stanford Domains is a free, self-service web publishing platform used to create personal digital spaces for various mediums, e.g., blogs, portfolios, and wikis. Stanford students, faculty, and staff can register a free subdomain (mysubdomain.su.domains) and install WordPress, MediaWiki, Drupal, Omeka or other popular open-source applications. Learn more about Stanford Domains Service Stanford Domains is supported at Stanford University by the University […]

What is Stanford Domains Governance Policy?

While Stanford is providing the infrastructure to allow students, faculty, and staff to create personal domains, Stanford does not routinely monitor webpages and does not assume responsibility for content. Stanford reserves the right to monitor any site hosted within su.domains and if found in violation of policy, lock the site. The authors of websites are […]

How do I participate in Stanford Domains?

Stanford Domains is managed by University IT and it is free of charge to students, faculty, and staff.  From domains.stanford.edu, click Get Started and log in with your SUNet ID. Optional: Submit the Stanford Domains Interest Form to help us help you set up your new website.    


URLs for Stanford Domains

There are two ways to simplify the URL for your Stanford Domains site: Setup a vanity URL or create a subdomain. Request a vanity URL through the Web Virtual Host. Vanity URLs are only available to departments, research groups, and university-recognized student organizations. Once users are redirected to your site on Stanford Domains, the URL will […]